Homework is assigned for the purpose of reinforcement of work presented in school. It should encourage the development of self-discipline, study skills, and the ability to work independently. The nature and amount of homework and study is dependent upon the grade level and academic content. Parents should encourage their children to complete homework in a timely manner. If a child is absent, arrangements should be made to obtain homework from a classmate or pick up the assignments at the office after 1:30 P.M. and before 3:00 P.M.